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Totten Ford Bridge

Harrison County Bridge 75, Crawford County Bridge 7

Totten Ford Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Totten Ford Road (CR-590 North) Over Blue River
Rural: Crawford County, Indiana and Harrison County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
156 Feet (47.5 Meters)
Structure Length
161 Feet (49.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This is an increasingly rare surviving example of a pin-connected Parker truss bridge in Indiana.

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Bridge History and Significance

The Crawford county council appropriated $3,500.00 for this bridge in September 1916. A notation in the Board minutes mentions advertising for "fill at bridge at Totten Ford" on 5 December 1916. In 1953, the Board ordered the auditor to advertise for repairs to the Totten Ford Bridge and a contract was let to J. T. Force of Shoals, Indiana, for the sum of $7,000.00. Harrison and Crawford counties likely shared the cost but exact amounts were not included in the record. -John Warner, M&H Seated upon concrete abutments and wingwalls, the pin-connected Parker through-trusses are subdivided into nine panels by laced channel verticals and a top chord separately angled for each panel. Unlike most Parkers, every panel beyond endposts uses cylindrical eyebars with turnbuckles as counters which are doubled and crossed in the central panel. Double die-forged eyebars installed from the outer top pin in a panel to the inner lower one provide the other and more regular diagonals. I floor-beams are bolted to the pin-plates below the lower chord. They carry runs of steel stringers and a steel-grate deck--which replaced the original concrete one in 1995. The structure has 17 feet of vertical clearance over the roadway. Other than for the heavy use of diagonal counters, this truss appears quite representative of standard pin-connected Parkers. It retains its original members including its decoratively latticed portals. References AECON, Inc., Bridge Inventory and Inspection Report: Crawford County (Nashville, 1973). MW, Inc. Harrison County Bridge Inspection/Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 1974, 1979). Simpson Engineering Corp., Bridge Reinspection Report: Crawford County (Indianapolis, 1980). WTH Engineering, Crawford County Bridge Reinspection Report (Indianapolis, 2001). Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory, Harrison County: Interim Report (Indianapolis, 1987) 6-7.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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